Arsenal and Spurs' favourable next six fixtures compared with top 5 for crucial festive Premier League period
There's little to separate Arsenal and Spurs this season as the sides look to close the small gap on Manchester City.
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Twelve weeks into the season, it wouldn't have been surprising to see Manchester City already opening a seismic gap between themselves and their nearest title contenders.
However, this year's Premier League season is looking to be a closely-fought affair at the top. Pep Guardiola's side dropped another two points against Chelsea in the 95th minute on Sunday afternoon and have also been on the end of defeats at the hands of Arsenal and Wolves.
The Gunners were the closest challengers last season and remain just four points behind the Cityzens in third place but it is a resurgent Liverpool that occupy second place with the same points tally as Mikel Arteta's side.
Elsewhere, fourth-placed Spurs looked unstoppable in the opening fixtures under Ange Postecoglou but back-to-back defeats have stalled progress while Unai Emery's Aston Villa continue to turn heads with their eight wins this term.
LondonWorld looks at how the next six fixtures are shaping up for the Premier League top five ahead of a busy festive period that could prove make-or-break in the title challenge and race for Champions League places.
November 25 - Liverpool (H)
December 3 - Tottenham (H)
December 6 - Aston Villa (A)
December 10 - Luton (A)
December 16 - Crystal Palace (H)
December 27 - Everton (A)
November 25 - Manchester City (A)
December 3 - Fulham (H)
December 6 - Sheffield United (A)
December 9 - Crystal Palace (A)
December 17 - Manchester United (H)
December 23 - Arsenal (H)
November 25 - Brentford (A)
December 2 - Wolves (H)
December 5 - Luton (A)
December 9 - Aston Villa (A)
December 17 - Brighton(H)
December 23 - Liverpool (A)
November 26 - Aston Villa (H)
December 3 - Manchester City (A)
December 7 - West Ham (H)
December 10 - Newcastle (H)
December 15 - Nottingham Forest (A)
December 23 - Everton (H)
November 26 - Tottenham (A)
December 3 - Bournemouth (A)
December 6 - Manchester City (H)
December 9 - Arsenal (H)
December 17 - Brentford (A)
December 22 - Sheffield United (H)